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>> pelley: florida pleads for help fighting zika, but congress offers what amounts to a fly swatter. >> it's not going to cost $1.9 billion. it could cost four billion or five billion. >> pelley: also tonight, a defense of trump by his daughter. >> i found it to be pretty disturbing. >> pelley: our special series tracks one man's battle against opioid addiction. >> i don't want to die using drugs. like, i don't want my legacy to be overdose. >> pelley: and dehorning rhinos to save their lives. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
the house majority wants even less, $622 million. all the zika cases in the u.s. have been in people who traveled from latin america, but health officials expect mosquito-borne infections will occur here soon. david begnaud is in florida. >> reporter: there are over 100 cases of zika in florida, more than any other state in the u.s. officials say more funding is the key to stopping the spread. florida governor rick scott: >> this is an urgent need. we need to be doing this now. we need to come to the conclusion now. we need to prepare before we have the crisis. >> reporter: republican senator marco rubio represents florida and agrees. >> if this becomes a serious outbreak, it's not going to cost $1.9 billion. it could cost four billion or five million. >> reporter: it's money the state needs for mosquito inspectors. florida does not have enough of them to monitor neighborhoods so the state is now
private pest controllers in emergency zika detection. michael doyle is director of mosquito control in the florida keys. >> the key is going house to house, spraying for mosquitos under the bushes, under your porch. >> all the calls we're getting are throughout the county. >> reporter: and then there's the demand for spraying. an tan oversees mosquito control in broward county. how many calls a day are you getting for people who would like you to go spray in their neighborhood? >> on average b500 to 500 a day. >> reporter: is that 10 times what you normally get? >> it's about 10 times what we normally get. >> i like to see that. >> reporter: but it is for expectant mothers here that the fear looms largest. is it a boy or a girl? >> girl. >> reporter: emergency room nurse laura pratt is expecting her first child next week. >> there are so many risks to worry about, and this is just something else that i could be doing my normal thing and potentially harm my child. >> reporter: here in broward county, they're using low-tech but highly effective devices in neighborhoods to lure mosquitoes. this is it.
essentially it's dry ice and c.o.-2 that lurs the mosquito and traps it had this net. there are only eight of these in browblgd for nearly two million people, scott. it is the federal funding, we told, that could provide for hundreds more. >> pelley: david begnaud for us tonight. david, thank you. our dr. jon lapook has been following zika from the start. jon, as congress debates the funding what, are public health officials tell you? >> scott, dr. fry who is the head of the c.d.c. told me just this afternoon it's mind-boggling. this is no way to fight an epidemic. we're basically nick ling and diemg the response when we know there are urgent needs that aren't getting met. i'm hearing similar sentiments at every level of public government. >> pelley: what specifically is not being done for lack of money? >> reporter: well, local mosquito-control efforts. you heard from david begnaud's piece of what's going on in florida. i'm hearing similar urgency elsewhere. and in houston, the public health officials there told me they are desperately awaiting, desperately need congressional fund. >> glor: and it's already mosquito season in the south.
already mosquito season in the south and you have to ask yourself, as public health officials are asking, do we really need to wait for the very first mosquito right here in the united states to get infected with zika and pred spreadit locally before springing into action and mounting a full court press that is so desperately needed. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook following zika for us every day. jon, thank you very much. well, there was some improvement today in those airport security lines. the t.s.a. said it was sending 58 more officers and bomb-sniffing dogs to chicago o'hare where the lines had been as long as three hours. dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: with passengers lined up as far as the eye could see, and with so many flights missed that frustrated travelers were left sleeping in the terminals, t.s.a. administrator peter nefenger today said he was sorry for the inconvenience. >> i always tell people i want to apologize for doing our job well but i do apologize to the people who found themselves stranded in chicago yesterday. >> repor a
chicago. airports across the country are seeing more passengers and longer security linessa peak travel times. last week, american airlines said 6400 of their customers mussed flightses because of the backlog. cybelle jones was traveling through washington's regan national airport. >> it's not even summer yet, so i can only imagine how bad it will be if this continues into the summer. >> reporter: passengers have taken to social media using the hashtag #i hate the wait, to voice their frustrations. the public outcry is prompting calls from congress for more reinforcements. illinois senator dick durbin: >> if the airlines would suspend the baggage fees through the summer travel season it will encourage more people to check their bags and there will be less delay. >> reporter: illinois' other senator, mark kirk, said today if the problem isn't fixed by memorial day, t.s.a. administrator nefenger should resign. and guess what, scott? those long lines we saw earlier this week at
greatly reduced. >> pelley: today, donald trump said he is worth more than $10 billion. that was the bottom line in his financial disclosure statement filed with the federal election commission. the statement shows that trump's net worth increaseed in the past year. his income topped $557 million, not including dividends, interest, capital gains, rent, and royalties. also today, trump told reuters he would be willing to talk districtly to north korean dictator kim jong-un about the nuclear program in that country. that would be a major shift in u.s. policy. our norah o'donnell talked to trump's daughter, ivanka, today. >> reporter: i want to ask you about the "new york times." they ran a front page article this sunday about your father and the treatment of women. did you read it? >> i did. and i found it to be pretty disturbing based on the facts as i know them, both in the capacity as a
has worked alongside of him at this company for over a decade. so i was bothered by it. most of the time when stories are inaccurate, they're not discredited, and i will be frustrated by that. but in this case, i think they went so far, they had such a strong thesis and created facts to reinforce it, and there's backlash in that regard. >> pelley: but the "new york times" stands by its story. you can see more of norah o'donnell's interview with ivanka trump first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." now to the democratic presidential race that is all over but the primaries. there were two primaries today, and nancy cordes has the latest. nancy. >> reporter: scott, both campaigns believe that kentucky could go either way tonight. oregon, they expect, gl to sanders. but top democratic officials were preoccupied today with another state, nevada, after sanders supporters disrupted the
over the weekend. today, state party officials sent a blistering letter accusing the sanders campaign of having a "penchant for actual violence" and encouraging "a a very dangerous atmosphere." sanders shot back, "that is nonsense." noting his campaign "has held giant rallies with zero reports of violence." some democrats are worried, scott, that this kind of intraparty could spread to other campaigns. >> pelley: today, the isis bombing campaign in baghdad killed 69 people in four blasts. as always, isis was attacking neighborhoods of its rival, the shiite branch of islam. isis is made up of sunni radicals. in six days, bombs have killed nearly 200 baghdad civilians. these attack attacks are designo destabilize the u.s.-backed government, which is already teetering in a political crisis. returning now to a
this country every hour, the abuse of opioids, including prescription pain killers and heroin. jason amaral could have been a dead man. the boy next door from a boston suburb got hooked in college. he's now 30, and we're telling his story because we want you to know there is both hope and help for addiction. last night, we followed amaral as he shot heroin for what he hoped would be the last time. as we left him, he was entering rehab. correspondent demarco morgan and producer jonathan blakely continue our series "in the shadow of death: jason's journey." >> reporter: 24 hours into rehab, we found an emotional jason amaral fighting through the first critical hours of detox. he just learned his younger brother, andrew, who is also an addict, was back on the streets because he could not find an open bed for
getting high again. so... you know what i mean? i don't know. >> reporter: it already been a rough first day for jason. he walked into recovery after a drug binge. >> i'll see you in five minutes. >> reporter: he allowed our camera to follow him the at a before as he roamed the streets of boston in the search of drug money and heroin. >> yeah, don't answer your phone you ( bleep ). >> reporter: that morning, he crushed and snorted pills from a toilet seat in city hall. he met friends to shoot nupt middle of the day. >> i just did some heroin, and i was sick. and i just did a shot, and i'm very, very high. >> reporter: and then, that night, we watched him inject more heroin laced with a powerful drug, fentanyl, not once, but twice. >> my veins
they usually do, either, why? >> reporter: before his best friend dug arrived. mike is a recovering addict who has been clean seven years and came to take jason to rehab. you know what i mean? >> reporter: mike traveled by plane with jason from boston to south jersey to make sure jason made it to recovery centers of america in time. >> good morning, jason. how are you? we're so glad you're here. >> me and jason ran together. we got involved with a lot of this stuff together, you know, and, fortunately, you know, i was able to find it a lot sooner because i've been terrified for him for years. >> jason. >> hi, jason. welcome. >> what brought you into treatment? >> reporter: notice how jason was visibly uncomfortable as he's forced to give up the pills in he had niz bag. >> we're passionate about recovery. we believe in what we do. >> yeah. >> and we know that people get well, and you can get well. >> yeah.
>> you've taken everything from me. >> reporter: and one of his first therapy session, jason was given a bat and told to confront his addiction. >> will never, ever put me in the ambulance again. i'm never going to overdose. my brother won't overdose. he's going to survive. he's going to get it this time. his kid, my godson, will never see us high again, ever again, and he won't take anything from me or my family again. all right, now, i'm, like, sweating. >> reporter: it was that day's small victory. >> i feel better. i took a lot of anger out on it. i never did that before. >> huthe synthetic high you had from heroin and we want to replace that with a natural high, the encoverin high. >> reporter: jason is encouraged to do exercise and joag o.g.a.a. >> all right, good, rest. >> there has to be a bigger part
and the part that wants to get high. there will always be a part of me that wants to get high. always, for the rest of my life. it's a disease. i want to get high for the rest of my life. >> reporter: are you afraid of dying? >> i'm afraid of getting high and dying. i i don't want to die using drugs. i don't want my legacy to be overdose. >> reporter: we weren't allowed to film jason's medication process, but he was weaned off of the opioid drugs over the next seven days. in the next report you will meet the people who love him most, his family, and those affected by his drug use, that includes his brother, who is also addicted to heroin. >> pelley: great public service reporting. demarco morgan, thank you very much with producer jonathan blakely. there is more on jason's journey and information about how to get help fighting addiction. help is possible, and you can find it at cbsnews.com/heroinepidemmic. in a much-awaited report today, the national ade
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bounty on their heads, but the men hunting them are not poachers. simon naylor is phinda reserve's head ranger. he gives the order to tranquilize the rhino. the drug quickly takes effect. a drunken stagger before the rhino is blindfolded to dull his senses. it's hard to watch, but dehorning the rhinos could save their lives. they're not in any pain. it's like filing a human nail. this rhino horn is what this war is being fought over. it is still so valuable to poachers that even after it's been removed, it is immediately whisked off the property and taken to a secret location out of the reach of criminal syndicates. in some parts of asia, the rhinos' horn sel
$150,000. veterinarian mike toft. >> i'd rather see this little guy upright in two years' time than in a ditch upside down and bloated dead, having his hhis horn poached. for me it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: the rhino is sprayeda a purple disinfectant, the mark of survival. >> he's ready to wake up. he's look 100%. he's nice and relaxed. >> reporter: the horn will grow back in a few years. although, it will become increasingly rare to see a rhino with its horn on this reserve, but it may be the only way to save the species. debora patta, cbs news, phinda game reserve, south africa. >> pelley: those horns are poached to be used in chinese medicine preparations. we'll have more in just a moment. so guess what, i met them at the zoo. service that fits your schedule.
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for free help, call 1-800-quit-now. >> pelley: finally tonight, a mother and her daughter, separated decades ago, have been reunited, and barry petersen has their story. >> i'm nervous. i'm excited. i've waited 50 years for this moment. >> reporter: for cyndy burns, the wait is almost over. it started when she was a 10-month-old baby left with a korean adoption agency amid that country's poverty, this was a chance at a better life in america, believed her korean mother, sun cha. did you believe you would ever see your daughter again? >> no, i don't believe it. i don't know how i'm going to find
so, sorry. >> reporter: cyndy grew up in a connecticut family. she had all but given up finding her birth mother. >> i had gone to korea last year looking for her and i made peace with the fact i probably would never find her. >> reporter: when a d.n.a. sample lead her to sun cha. >> it says, "99.99% she is your biological mother." i so much wanted it to be true. >> reporter: there was more. her mom had been living on the west coast. they had been in the same country for decades. cyndy flew to tacoma this weekend to meet her mom. >> my daughter, cyndy. >> hello. you're so beautiful! >> i always say, "where can i find her? i don't know where she is." >> we're back together now. >> uh-huh, i know. >> reporter: when we sat with
them, they couldn't stop holding each other faz they were afraid they might lose each other again. what does it say about your mother that she was willing to be open about this secret that all of her life she hadn't shared with her family? >> it's confirmation that she did love me. >> reporter: at sun cha's home, there was a family reunion, cyndy, with her newly found sisters and brothering. >> it's what all of us who are adopted want, for our existence to be validated and to know that our parents loved us. >> reporter: barry petersen, cbs news, tacoma, washington. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
first at clock, several roads at the capital closed after a man who thought he was exposed to anthrax throve on the national mall. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm bruce johnson. police are on the scene making sure that everybody and everything is safe. we have been there all evening watching the investigation. ellen, what are you seeing and hearing? >> bruce, we have had some progress in the last 30 minutes. we first saw police officers going around the truck very closely. the robots moving back and now you can see some firefighters around the same white truck. it's still on the grass. they haven't moved it. they opened all the doors. they have the top punched up open there, as well. they have been throwing some small items from the truck a little too small for us to see from this distance. but there's also a wrecker sitting on the side of the